Tiernan-Locke makes ‘big step up’ to Sky

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Tour of Britain winner Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, the star man at West Lothian-based Endura Racing Team this 
season, has settled his future by signing a two-year deal with Team Sky – a move that 
has been rumoured for some time.

The 27-year-old from Devon has just completed an outstanding season in Endura colours, also posting stage race victories in France at the Tour de Mediterranean, Tour du Haut Var and the Tour of Alsace.

And he is delighted to have settled his future, saying: “It’s an incredible opportunity for me to step up from the UCI Continental ranks, and although I’ve really enjoyed my time at Endura, I couldn’t pass up the chance to join the world’s best team.” Tiernan-Locke 
believes he can use the move as a springboard to even greater success next year, adding, “This season’s results have given me a lot of confidence.

“I’m under no illusions – it’s going to be a big step up – but with all the support I’ll receive from the coaching staff, and having such talented riders around me, I’ll definitely be looking to up my game.”